Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology

This poem published in the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology is one of many poems by poets from around the world. My poem Silently Waiting is saved under Update 10 (1/7/2012) on page 644.

The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology is one of the few continuously evolving anthologies that was envisaged as a form of expression for people around the world to comment on the protests on Wall Street and voice their opinions in poetry.

Silently Waiting – by Shirani Rajapakse

They sit in a row, heads

Bowed low, and accept

The law’s blows.

Forced to breathe pepper

As the law hovers

In front spraying in

Hope they would leave.

Or die. That would be

Better for the law. No

Doubt.

The cameras flash but

Don’t intervene to save

The students. Prevent

The police onslaught.

Defenders of democracy

What say the press standing

Silently watching,

Clicking.

© 2012 Shirani Rajapakse

 

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